Created Date:
24 January 2024

Carey Olsen Singapore ranked Tier 1 for third consecutive year by The Legal 500

Carey Olsen Singapore features as one of only two offshore law firms in Singapore to be classed as Tier 1 for the third consecutive year in The Legal 500 2024 Asia Pacific Guide, with more Carey Olsen lawyers ranked than any other offshore firm.

Carey Olsen was praised by Legal 500 for maintaining a "dominating presence in Singapore’s offshore legal market, consistently demonstrating its full service capabilities when providing the complete range of services including banking and finance, funds, corporate, private wealth, insolvency, trusts and dispute resolution."

Managing partner Anthony McKenzie, Asia litigation head James Noble and principal Tom Katsaros have once again maintained their place as 'Leading Individuals'. In addition, partner Helen Wang has been promoted to a 'Next Generation Partner' whilst counsel Kate Lan has joined counsel Amelia Tan in the 'Rising Stars' category.

In client feedback, Anthony was recognised as “responsive, commercial” with an “excellent team” and Tom was celebrated as “the primary contact in the jurisdiction for investment fund work”. Carey Olsen Singapore's dispute resolution practice, which is the largest and most diverse offshore litigation team in the Singapore market, was endorsed as "the A-Team of all offshore practices operating in Singapore today", lauded as "the best of the best" and with a "stellar array of candidates" from across the Asia-Pacific region.

James was applauded for possessing the "rare combination…of great legal insight, great leadership skills and a frightening eye for detail". Helen was praised as being "particularly excellent". Amelia was commended for being "utterly dependable" and "meticulous in her preparation" and Kate was described as "a determined fighter for her client's interests…formidably talented and hard working".

Carey Olsen is now one of the largest offshore law firms in Asia and has substantive offices in each of Singapore and Hong Kong SAR. The firm's Asia team most recently achieved its strongest rankings to date in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024 Guide and has more partners ranked in the 'Offshore: Dispute Resolution' category than any other firm. The team's fintech and blockchain practice in Asia has also been recognised as one of the best in the market, achieving the position as the only offshore law firm recognised in this industry sector category.